Need an affordable Hardie Plank siding contractor in Vancouver WA & Clark County?
I first started as a local siding contractor 30 years ago even before Hardie Plank fiber cement siding was heard of in Vancouver WA and the surround metro area. When it first entered the Pacific Northwest, none of my colleagues ever heard of Hardie Plank fiber cement siding. I’m probably dating myself but believe it or not, back then cedar or vinyl were the main options for a siding installer and homeowner. HardiPlank fiber cement siding wisely came in town right after the infamous failing Lp siding went into a national lawsuit in 1994-95.
James Hardie products have absolutely dominated the market for at least 2 decades but must be installed per their Elite Preferred engineered criteria. As a Hardie siding installer, I have often been called on to fix Hardie Plank siding that other companies installed incorrectly. The most common look is HardiPlank lap “clapboard” style on the majority of a house and then add hardie shale or hardie board and baton accents to enhance the look for curb appeal. SO if you need an affordable local Hardie Plank siding contractor in Vancouver WA & Clark County call the siding company people prefer. Call Preferred Exteriors at (360) 687-4646. With prices this affordable, why pay more for an Elite Hardie installation?
HardiePlank lap siding is by far the most popular siding style in the NW and has even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal in 2013. James Hardie siding uses their patented HardieZone™ System to protect your home against our seemingly endless rain.
Don’t be fooled by inexperienced young salesman giving bad advice. The James Hardie engineers we have met with multiple times ONLY recommend Hardie Zone 10 (HZ10) for our wet climate simply because it holds up best with all our rain here in the Vancouver WA area. With multiple looks and textures, HardiePlank lap siding comes with a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable, limited warranty. Once while meeting with the leaders at their factory, the main engineer asked a group of about 50-60 installers and business owners what Hardie recently changed on their warranty, I was the only one who knew and proudly answered your warranty used to be 50 years but pro-rated and went down in value every few years. Now it doesn’t. I turned to all the installers and business owners and said how could you not know that?
Affordable Hardie Shingle Siding Contractors Vancouver WA Clark County
HardieShingle siding is mainly used as accents and can really enhance your home on front gables, dormers or bayed areas. Remember its best as an accent so don’t overdo it. A little goes a long way and its expensive. It’s just as weather resistant as Hardie lap version and HardieShingle siding is also guaranteed by a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty.
Affordable Hardie Panel Siding Contractors Vancouver WA Clark County
HardiePanel vertical siding provides long-lasting performance at an excellent value, standing up to even the harshest weather the NW can bring. Don’t make the mistake of using wood battens. We highly recommend ONLY hardies battens. HardiePanel with HardieTrim combined creates a board-and-batten look. It also comes with a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable, limited warranty.
Affordable Hardie Trim Contractors Vancouver WA Clark County
HardieTrim boards is often used to create a specific designs for your trim, gables, windows, doors, and other finishing touches to your home’s architecture. But it must be installed with proper z-metal flashing for watershed rain runoff to protect your structure. I have often been called on to replace work from other installer that wasn’t done to code.
A few major benefits of HardiePlank siding in our climate…
- Highly moisture resistant against rain IF installed correctly
- Insect resistant. Notorious carpenter ants CAN’T destroy it.
- Fire proof with a Class A fire rating
- Extremely durable and stable
- Warping and crack resistant
- Very low maintenance so you have time to do other things
Not all fiber cement is the same. The James Hardie HZ5 and HZ10 products contain the highest quality raw materials. Our unique formulations, combined with innovative product design and manufacturing processes, create two distinct substrates. Each substrate is precisely engineered to resist water absorption, cracking, shrinking and swelling in the specific region for which it is designed.